BMW and Toyota Agree to Mid-to-long-term Research Collaboration in Environment-friendly Technologies

News | December 1st, 2011 by 12
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BMW Group to Supply 1.6L and 2.0L BMW Fuel Efficient Diesel Engines to Toyota Motor BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they …

BMW Group to Supply 1.6L and 2.0L BMW Fuel Efficient Diesel Engines to Toyota Motor

BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies.

Under the MOU, the two companies agreed on a collaborative research in the field of next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies. Furthermore, they have agreed to identify and discuss other possible collaborative projects.

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In addition, Toyota Motor Europe (TME), TMC’s European subsidiary, and BMW Group have entered into a contract under which BMW Group is to supply 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter diesel engines to TME starting in 2014. The engines will be installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale in the European market. Through this agreement, Toyota plans to expand its European lineup and sales of fuel-efficient, low CO2-emission diesel-powered vehicles.

Marking the announcement, Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said: “Toyota is the leading provider of environment-friendly series technology in the volume segment and the BMW Group is the most innovative and sustainable manufacturer of premium automobiles. We are now joining forces to further develop environment-friendly technologies and to expand our innovation leadership in each of our segments. Supplying Toyota with our fuel efficient and dynamic diesel engines represents another important step in the planned expansion of our sales activities for engines and powertrain systems.”

Representing TMC, President Akio Toyoda said: “It is a great joy and a thrill to enter into this mid-to-long-term collaborative relationship with BMW, a company with its own culture and history from its many years of car manufacturing in Europe, and a company that makes cars that are fun to drive. In the spirit of contributing to furthering the development of the auto industry and society, both companies will bring their wide-ranging knowledge – starting with that concerning environmental technologies – to the table and make ever-better cars.”

12 responses to “BMW and Toyota Agree to Mid-to-long-term Research Collaboration in Environment-friendly Technologies”

  1. Manny Antunes says:

    My 2 favorite brands collaborating. Only good can come from this partnership!

  2. Mateo says:

    I didn’t knew that bmw have 1.6L diesel engine

  3. M3power says:

    I don’t think it will work out. BMW and Toyota has very different cultures and mode of management. 

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  5. […] BMW and Toyota have been working together since 2011, when BMW agreed to supply Toyota with diesel engines while Toyota would supply BMW with their hybrid tech. The two companies are also supposed to be working together on some sort of Supra/Z4, RWD sports car. Now, however, there are rumors of MINI working with Toyota to create an ultra-compact city car. […]

  6. […] BMW and Toyota have been working together since 2011, when BMW agreed to supply Toyota with diesel engines while Toyota would supply BMW with their hybrid tech. The two companies are also supposed to be working together on some sort of Supra/Z4, RWD sports car. Now, however, there are rumors of MINI working with Toyota to create an ultra-compact city car. […]

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